Purolator L14477 cut open

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Below filter is off an 06 camry using Mobil supra 5W-30 conventional with about a 5300 mile OCI. Inspected closely and couldn't find any tearing. After taking the pics I pulled the pleats apart trying to find any issue and all seemed good, although I thought the media seemed a little brittle (I can't say it is a problem as I just started dissecting filters and don't have a feel for how easily they should tear). Reinstalled a toughguard and will compare in about 4 months.
 
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It seems as though the quality & consistency of the PuroClassic & PureONE's is all over the place. Some look like yours and others look absolutely WONDERFUL!
 
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I think Purolator just had a bad batch of media paper. With the one I had fail, the paper media seemed to just disintegrate like the bonding agent of the paper was just dissolving and the media lost all it's strength. This one looks adequate.
 

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Originally Posted By: mattwithcats
What number Fram did you use as a replacement? The 14477 is the long version of the 14476.. I think the Fram matches the short Purolator...
I installed a TG4386
 
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Another good looking filter that DIDN'T tear. Thanks for the cut and post OP!!
Originally Posted By: crazyoildude
Very wavvvvvvvvvvy... Typical. Borderline ok at best but i don't trust them anymore
This is a nonsense comment. Wavy media does not affect performance, so even though it won't win any beauty contests, it did just fine. Dont hate, Purolate!
 
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I don't hate them they were my go to filter for well over 20 years for my engines and my shops engines. I won't use them anymore until i know they are improving but they don't seem to admit they have problems so they have no reason to improve. I don't trust them anymore it's just not worth it when there are better filters out there. Im very sorry their Quality went south i had to change my whole filter line. And honestly i don't know if wavy media is a problem i do know that quality filters don't seem to get wavy media for some reason.
 
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Originally Posted By: webfors
Originally Posted By: jk_636
Another good looking filter that DIDN'T tear.
You need glasses brother. That is far from a "good looking filter".
Perhaps there is a "gold standard" for good looking filters we can go by from now on.
 
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Originally Posted By: Char Baby
It seems as though the quality & consistency of the PuroClassic & PureONE's is all over the place. Some look like yours and others look absolutely WONDERFUL!
How does a wavey pleat affect filtering quality?
 
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Originally Posted By: HerrStig
Originally Posted By: Char Baby
It seems as though the quality & consistency of the PuroClassic & PureONE's is all over the place. Some look like yours and others look absolutely WONDERFUL!
How does a wavey pleat affect filtering quality?
I would argue that it doesn't have any effect.
 
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congrats on opening the filter without tearing it. the vast majority of reported tears were because of amateurs damaging the media in the process.
 
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Originally Posted By: cptbarkey
congrats on opening the filter without tearing it. the vast majority of reported tears were because of amateurs damaging the media in the process.
^^ Yes, that must be why Purolators are tearing crackmeup
 
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Originally Posted By: HerrStig
Originally Posted By: webfors
Originally Posted By: jk_636
Another good looking filter that DIDN'T tear.
You need glasses brother. That is far from a "good looking filter".
Perhaps there is a "gold standard" for good looking filters we can go by from now on.
And what "gold standard" would that be? The pureone? That has a gold color....
 
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